Skip to comments.Taxation goes global: Distant bureaucrats want your money with little accountability
Posted on 06/05/2012 5:46:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
What government unit has the right to tax you - your local government, regional or state government, federal government or multinational organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Health Organization? The reason the question is becoming more important is that rising numbers of politically powerful persons and institutions are calling for global taxes on such things as financial transactions, tobacco, sugar and carbon emissions.
The modern concept of the nation-state goes back to the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. Among other things, it limited the power of the sovereign to the territory of the state, including the power to tax. The American Revolution was, in part, fought over the demand for no taxation without representation.
Despite the success of the Revolution, the principle of no taxation without representation was violated from the very beginning, for both good and bad reasons. Once government divides people into classes and allows some classes to tax other classes, people can be taxed without their consent. The original voting franchise was limited to male property owners; hence, the classes of women and non-property-owners were taxed without their consent, along with blacks in the slaveholding states.
People are no longer classified by sex or race in most countries when it comes to voting rights, but it is fashionable to classify people by income or occupation and then tax them differently - thus denying a fundamental human right of equal treatment. Now this concept of unequal treatment and nonrepresentation is being promoted across countries, whereby people (even the non-rich) in rich countries should pay more taxes to support people in poor countries - in practice, all too often the corrupt ruling class.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
* The United Nations is pushing a global financial transactions tax to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises, and to protect basic human rights.
* The World Health Organization, in the name of boosting expenditures for health research for diseases that disproportionally affect the developing world, has just proposed in a new report a Financial Transactions Tax and a Solidarity Tobacco Contribution - that in addition to the airline taxes implemented in some other countries could be used to generate funds to be channeled through an international mechanism to supplement national resources (global-bureaucrat-speak for taking your liberty and money and giving it to others).
* AND CLOSER TO HOME....
James Hansen of NASA again recently proposed a flat-rate global tax on carbon to stop global warming. In 2009, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed her support for a Group of 20 global tax. In March, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said, We want to create a global minimum tax. It goes on and on.
That's one where I'd be willing to challenge the IRS/DOJ/UN et al to come and try and take my hard earned $$$ from me to fund a bunch of corrupt, Diktatorial, Socialist, Regimes notwithstanding the fact that many are also ISLAMIC Republics who want to destroy us.
Molon Labe, Mother F _ _ _ _ _!!!
Why do you call them "Nazi death camps"? I heard from the smartest man in the world, a Nobel Prize Winner whose grandfather liberated those camps, that they were Polish Death Camps.
LOL! Yeah, I almost stand corrected ;) Wait a sec I bet you don’t believe that Hillary dodged sniper fire in Iraq, do you? :)